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5 Benefits to a Clean Office Environment

A clean office leads to a more productive office. When you keep your workplace clean, it improves the health of your employees and provides a space to work free of distracting clutter. Cleanliness upkeep benefits the entire facility, its staff, and your visitors. Here are 5 of the biggest benefits to hiring a janitorial staff to keep your workplace clean:

1. Improved Air Quality

Dusty surfaces, carpets or upholstered office furniture can create poor air quality over time. Maintaining a consistent schedule of wiping down surfaces, getting your carpets cleaned and vacuumed, and cleaning your upholstery will cut down on these respiratory irritants and improve your office’s overall air quality. Carpets and upholstery especially hold onto dust and debris from the air and keep them embedded deep in their fibers. Having a professional come in and clean both these items on a semiannual schedule will keep your office air fresh and clean.

2. Improved Overall Health of Staff and Visitors

Considering the respiratory benefits explained above as well as the germs and bacteria involved, it’s no secret that cleanliness in the workplace leads to less absenteeism from staff due to illness. Keeping a clean and hygienic office space decreases the chances of spreading sickness to your employees. In addition, disinfecting and sanitizing high touch areas like doorknobs, keyboards, appliances, and trash cans can reduce the spread of germs.

3. A Safer Workplace

When floors are maintained, clean and dry, it will prevent slips and spills. Reducing clutter such as long cords in high traffic areas or odd placements for extra office supplies will result in less bumps and accidents. And, a reduction in the number of germs, bacteria and dust floating around the office means a healthier environment for everyone.

4. A Professional Appearance

A workplace that is consistently kept clean is an expression of your values. It shows you value your organization or business, you value your employees’ health and safety, and your value your customers and visitor’s experience. A welcoming atmosphere means you take pride in your facility and can be an excellent marketing tool when current or potential customers come to your business. People consider cleanliness as a top priority when deciding whether they want to do business with someone again!

5. Increased Productivity

Without the obstacles of clutter or the mental distraction that a messy office causes, employees are happier and more productive. According to the National Association of Professional Associations, paper clutter reduces productivity in office environments. Employees waste time trying to locate documents or clean up past projects to organize or archive their work. It is much easier to remain focused in a clutter-free office and it also reduces stress levels. A happy employee is a working employee!

Whether you’re interested in starting a carpet cleaning or upholstery maintenance schedule or would like to hire a janitorial team to take care of your facility, ServiceMaster Twin Cities can help. Contact us today in the Little Rock, Arkansas area to request a quote on our services!